Churn Dash {a finished quilt}

It’s almost Friday and I am back to share another finish with you today.  This quilt was made for my dad’s girlfriend who fell in love with the hydrangea fabric when I pieced a pineapple quilt with it a few years ago.  Sadly I still haven’t quilted that top, but it’s on my list 😉

 churn dash quilt

I had quite a bit of the fabric left over (I’m guessing I was planning to use it on the back of my quilt…but alas, that hasn’t happened.  So, I decided to make her a quilt with it instead.  I’m not sure, but this might be the first two color quilt I’ve made.  I love the simplicity and crisp look of two color quilts and I think this one fits the bill nicely.  The true colors of the fabric are best shown in the below photo which was taken before it was quilted.  Unfortunately once the quilt was done and ready to be photographed, the clouds came out!

 churn dash quilt top

It’s a simple churn dash block and I switched the placement of the blue and white fabric on each alternating block.  I think it makes a great secondary design and fun effect in just the two fabrics.  For the quilting I wanted to get it done quickly because of a few other deadlines I have looming, so I used my standby Aurifil 50wt #2021 and created large loops in a meandering fashion.

 churn dash quilting

The backing fabric is Ty Pennington’s Impressions in Taj Blue and I think it goes so well with the hydrangeas.  (By the way, this fabric is on sale in the shop for 40% off!)  I bound it with the hydrangea fabric and I think the blue finishes it off perfectly.

 churn dash back and binding

So, have you ever done a two color quilt before?  What are your favorite two colors to use/see in a quilt?

Linking up with Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts.

Thanks for stopping by,


16 thoughts on “Churn Dash {a finished quilt}

  1. I love this quilt! Does it need a new home? Lol great job. Do you have any of the fabric left? Blessings, barbara

  2. This really turned out nice. I love the fabrics. I have not yet done a two-color quilt but my favorite two colors are blue and white; next choice would probably be red and white. This is really gorgeous and I agree with the comment that it looks nautical. I can see it going along on a sailing trip. Great job! It’s hard to get the UFO’s done when other projects keep popping up.

  3. This year I made a 2 color blue quilt with one print and one solid. I was pleased with it but my favorite is a Kona Cheddar and Snow pinwheel quilt. I was obsessed with Kona Cheddar for some time and now I think it is Kona Stone that has me. 🙂 Next 2 color project is a herringbone pattern.

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